If you, like everyone here at Countryside Ski & Climb, can’t wait for the next exciting round of sporting competition with the Paralympics and you’re yearning for more of the Olympic buzz, why not get out and about as a healthy distraction?
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It’s never too late for your own 2012 Olympic ‘get fit’ resolution…
Countryside Ski & Climb had the London 2012 Olympic torch come through this weekend and it has to be said the support and encouragement for the bearer was fantastic. The weather was pretty miserable but the turnout was impressive and it got us thinking amongst ourselves about personal ambition and being motivated enough to improve or maintain fitness – not just for medals or competition but for an all-round better quality of life.
In 1991 Patagonia commissioned an environmental impact study on the four major fibres they used in their products. They expected the synthetic, petroleum-based materials to be the worst, but were surprised to learn that conventionally grown 100% cotton, which they had always thought of as a "natural" product, was just as bad as the rest of them and was in fact one of the most chemically dependent crops in the world.
It is very easy to manufacture ‘heritage’ and ‘cool’ these days and at Countryside Ski & Climb we make it our business to seek out the genuine from the phoney as great ideas are worth spreading. Inspired by the courier bags the NYC cycle messengers used to use in the 70’s, Rob Honeycutt, a cycle messenger himself in 1989 San Francisco, took the leap to start manufacturing his own bags in a backstreet garage.
Salomon, the leader in technical design innovation in mountain sports, introduces a radical new design in alpine skis. The BBR ski is the latest innovation by Salomon ski designer Bertrand Krafft, (aka: BeBeR) the shaper behind their groundbreaking innovations in skiing, the X Scream Series and the Pocket Rocket.